- Count lines in file:wc -l [file]- Count words in file:wc -w [file]- Count characters (bytes) in file:wc -c [file]- Count characters in file (taking multi-byte character sets into account):wc -m [file]
wc [,OPTION/]... [,FILE/]... wc [,OPTION/]... ,--files0-from=F/
Print newline, word, and byte counts for each FILE, and a total line if more than one FILE is specified. A word is a non-zero-length sequence of characters delimited by white space.
With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.
The options below may be used to select which counts are printed, always in the following order: newline, word, character, byte, maximum line length.
Written by Paul Rubin and David MacKenzie.
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Copyright © 2016 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>. This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/wc> or available locally via: info '(coreutils) wc invocation'